Portland's Galen Rupp wins silver in 10,000 meters

Portland's Galen Rupp wins silver in 10,000 meters
Men's 10,000-meter winners, from left, United States' silver medalist Galen Rupp, Britain's gold medalist Mo Farah, and Ethiopia's bronze medalist Tariku Bekele pose for photographers during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

LONDON — Portland's Galen Rupp won the silver medal in the men's 10,000 meters Saturday night at the London Olympics.

The former Central Catholic High School and University of Oregon star finished the race in 27:30.90.

Rupp is only the third American to win a medal in the 10,000 and the first since Billy Mills in 1964.

Mo Farah, Rupp's training partner in Portland, won the gold medal to give Britain three golds in track and field in about one hour.

The Somali-born Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off Rupp.

Tariku Bekele finished in 27:31.43 to pick up bronze for Ethiopia.